Real Club Valderrama Open de Espana Golf Betting Tips & Preview 2016

Real Club Valderrama Open de Espana Golf Betting Tips & Preview 2016

by 11th April 2016

Golf tips for the Real Club Valderrama Open de Espana from April 14th – 17th. Read our betting preview on this event and get golfing tips & their betting odds.

Venue

Real Club Valderrama, San Roque, Andalucía, Spain • Purse: €2,000,000

When the Real Club Valderrame Open de Espana hosted by the Sergio Garcia Foundation tees off from April 14th – 17th, it will mark the coming together of three of the most celebrated events in world Golf. The Open de Espana is one of the most historic tournaments on ‘The European Tour’ while Real Club Valderrama is one of the most iconic venues. And who would require an introduction to Sergio Garcia, one of the most celebrated golfers of all time!

This year, the 90th edition, will be the first time that this venue in Andalucia will host the national open of Spain. This is a tournament that has its roots in the historic books stretching all the way back to 1912, when it was first played in Madrid. It was 1972 when this tournament became an annual feature on ‘The European Tour’ and is consistently graced by some of the greatest names.

The Real Club Valderrama course measures 6, 990 yards and has a par score of 71. The grand stage of the course makes it one of the most revered and best known golf clubs not just in Europe, but in the entire world. It was constructed in 1974 designed by the renowned golf course architect Robert Trent Jones and went through redesigns and expansions to take its current form of ‘Valderrama’.

The course is expected to look better than ever after undergoing improvements for this year’s event. The iconic layout now gets a state-of-the-art short-game practice area which was designed by Kyle Phillips. There was significant work done on the bunkers and tees on the course too bringing them up to the same high standard as that of the greens and the fairways.

The €2million tournament’s winner board has in the past seen some legendary names like Sir Nick Faldo, Seve Ballesteros, Padraig Harrington, Arnold Palmer among others.

This year’s roster is very strong too with two-time major winner Martin Kaymer leading an elite group of international players. The German will have serious competition with top 50 players such as Andy Sullivan and Chris Wood from England, Victor Dubuisson from France and Soren Kjeldsen of Denmark expected to run him close.

Last year’s action saw James Morrison coast to a very convincing four shot victory when the tournament was played in Barcelona. Morrison played a blemish-free final round beating David Howell, and holding off a late surge from Miguel Angel Jimenez.

The local interest has always been strong here with four winners, aside from Ballesteros, since 1972 etching their name on the honours board. Antonio Garrido, Alvaro Quiros, Sergio Garcia and Miguel Angel Jimenez have all been the winners here.

This year’s tournament will have a strong Spanish armada led by the in-form Rafa Cabrera-Bello, fresh from his four consecutive top-four finishes in the United States. Garcia is another big favourite after a solid start to the season. In total, there are 22 Spaniards in the fray including the leading amateurs Mario Galliano and Ivan Cantero.

Golf Tips For Real Club Valderrama Open de Espana

There are a few players returning from the Masters at the weekend and special mentions must go out for Soren Kjeldsen and Cabrera Bello. Soren finished an excellent tied 7th which will see him back at Augusta next year. Cabrera Bello may come out on top between the two this week as his form is the most impressive this season overall. But our first tip for the Open de Espana goes to Joost Luiten who has been very steady this year and has had 5 top 20’s including 3 top tens already on the European Tour.

Sergio Garcia would of been a contender for the Masters last week but for being blown away on Friday and ending up with an 81 to follow Fridays 75 in brutal conditions. A class player I feel he will have other things to distract him in hosting the event and for that reason will leave him alone this week especially at the expected short odds. So our second tip for the Open de Espana goes to American Peter Uihlein who has found his form in recent weeks with three top tens in his last four events. We take him to nudge up a couple more spots and possibly take victory.

Peter Uihlein to win the Real Club Valderrama Open de Espana 33/1 – 2pts each way

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Our last tip for The Open de Espana we look for some value, Andrew Johnston fits the bill. We see this young man as an up and coming player who won twice in winning The Challenge Tour in 2014. He does represent value and is one worth following particularly in some of the bigger events. He thrives on the thrills of it all as he showed with a 4th place finish at The Commercial Bank Qatar Masters earlier in the year.

So a quick recap with our 3 tips to follow this week at The Real Club Valderrama Open de Espana.
Joost Luiten 22/1 – 2pts each way
Peter Uihlein 33/1 – 2pts each way
Andrew Johnston 100/1 – 1pt each way

Betting Odds For The Real Club Valderrama Open de Espana

Sergio Garcia 11/2
Andy Sullivan 14/1
Rafael Cabrera Bello 14/1
Soren Kjeldsen 20/1
Martin Kaymer 22/1
Joost Luiten 22/1
Jaco van Zyl 28/1
Ross Fisher 28/1
Peter Uihlein 33/1
Thomas Pieters 35/1
Robert Rock 40/1
Alejandro Canizares 40/1
Brandon Stone 45/1
Brett Rumford 45/1
Chris Wood 45/1
Scott Hend 50/1

45/1 Bar – All prices aresubject to change – Each Way 1/4 odds 1,2,3,4,5
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